New Delhi: A 21-year-old woman, living in violence-hit Gokulpuri area of east Delhi could not hold her tears as her husband, Ashfaq Hussain, with whom she had tied the knot on Valentines Day (Feb 14) was killed by rioters. Notably, 42 people have been killed and hundreds have been injured in the worst communal clashes in the capital in decades. Also Read - 'Please Don't Preach us Rajdharma': BJP Slams Sonia Gandhi For Her Remarks on Delhi Violence
The couple (Hussain and Tasleen Fatima) had got married in Bulandshahr. However, on Sunday night, when the clashes first started brewing in Maujpur and Jaffrabad in east Delhi, Hussain returned to Mustafabad but the bride and members of the groom’s family, waited in Bulandshahr. On late Tuesday morning, when the situation in Gokulpuri and Mustafabad turned ugly, Fatima came to Delhi and joined her husband. They shared their first meal at 2 PM but failed to spend time together owing to the fanfare of the wedding. Also Read - Delhi Violence: Restrictions Eased in Northeast Area For 10 Hours
Misfortune struck when Ashfaq, an electrician by profession, stepped out of his house. As per the reports of CNN-News 18, the man was shot and his body was taken away before his family could found out he was dead. Speaking to the portal, Ashfaq’s father, a vegetable vendor stated that he got to know about his son’s condition when a local told him they saw his son drenched in blood.
Ashfaq breathed his last at Al Hind hospital. His body was then sent to GTB Hospital in Dilshad Garden for postmortem examination. The family has claimed that they are yet to receive the body for last rites.